American Lung Association of Kansas

aka ALA/K   |   Topeka, KS   |  www.breathehealthy.org
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Mission

The American Lung Association is the country's oldest voluntary public health organization. It was created in 1904 to fight tuberculosis. Four years later the Kansas Chapter was formed. Funds from the Sale of Christmas Seals, made it possible to organize health professionals, open sanitariums and launch education programs. The result was a decreased number of deaths from TB and an increased awareness that pooled resources can defeat disease. The crusade for lung health continues. Today it embraces campaigns against asthma, emphysema, influenza, pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and a wide variety of threats from tobacco and air pollution. Parents and community organizations join doctors and other health care providers to design services and programs to promote health and combat lung disease. Private contributions underwrite the cost of the battle.

Ruling year info

1938

Principal Officer

Ms. Judy Keller

Main address

P.O. Box 8630

Topeka, KS 66608

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EIN

48-0543751

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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The American Lung Association of Kansas prevents lung disease and promotes lung health. We do this three ways:

Education - The most current information about treatments of lung disease is made available to people with varying needs. These include a parent with an asthmatic child, a son or daughter whose parent has just been diagnosed with emphysema and the health professional who wants to stay up-to-date.

Patients benefit through educational programs such as Open Airways for Schools (OAS). OAS teaches elementary school children to better manage their asthma and detect the warning signed of an asthma attack. OAS is available to every elementary school in Kansas.

It is estimated that 8 out of 10 smokers want to quit. For them, the Lung Association offers Freedom From Smoking. The program focuses on the impact of smoking on health, strategies for quitting and adapting to life-style changes such as weight control, exercise and relaxation.

Research - Quality research improves our understanding of the lungs and how they work. It also provides answers for the questions of how to treat and to prevent lung disease. Necessary funding assures that those seeking the answers will be able to continue their important work.

Advocacy - We endorse, support and participate in efforts to restrict youth access to tobacco, institute air quality control and encourage asthma screening in Kansas schools. We promote local, state and federal legislation for a healthy environment.

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American Lung Association of Kansas

Board of directors
as of 6/13/2012
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Doug Gaston Treasurer

Lynn Hoover Vice President

Steven Simpson President-Elect

Gary Nafziger

Suzanne Bollig Secretary

Diana Dark

Cordell Meeks

Gaylee Dolloff

Gaylee Dolloff President

Douglas Wright

Terry Sutcliffe

Robert Whippo

Candace Parker

H. Barkman ATS Council Rep.

Suzanne Miller

Bill Murphy

Steven Simpson KTS President

Jim Pelch President

Gerald Kerby Emeritus

Kathy Sapp Secretary

Al Buch

Alan Brown

ARNP Arneatha Martin

Karen Schell ALA Council Rep.

Hank Booth Vice President

Jane Mackey